Sunday, January 23, 2011
Not all bald babies are boy babies
My daughter was born with a full head of dark hair. It promptly fell out. She has spent 9 of her 10 months of life bald. She's coping with this rather well if you ask me. While I do look forward to putting bows and braids in her hair some day, I'm happy with the early onset baldness right now since she rubs peas, carrots, drool, paint, dirt, and dust on her head...at least 3 times a day. The problem with the lack of locks though is everyone assumes she is a boy. She rides in a pink stroller. She wears dresses and ruffled tights. Her shoes have bows on them. But people only ever notice her head. I prefer to be non confrontational so instead of correcting people, I just go along with it, while inside I'm thinking "She's wearing a tutu!!". To prevent future frustration though, I think it's time to invest in a baby wig. Anybody know where I can pick one up? Surely, there's a specialty shop on Newbury St. that sells them.